LAS CRUCES, N.M. (April 3)-In very windy conditions, the New Mexico State baseball team overpowered Northern Colorado, 19-16, in the finale of the four-game series. The Aggies improved to 22-6, while the Bears fell to 3-20.
Senior infielder Ryan Aguayo directed the Aggie offense with a 4-for-4 performance at the plate with a pair of RBIs. Sophomore designed hitter Zac Fisher added a team-high four RBIs on three hits.
On the mound, junior right-handed pitcher Scott Coffman collected the win (2-0) after throwing two innings of relief with three strikeouts.
The Bears built an early 10-0 lead but the Aggie offense came alive in the fourth inning. NM State scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth.
In the fifth inning, the Aggies added four runs to trim the deficit to 10-8. NM State hit back-to-back home runs in the rally. Fisher hit his third home run of the year with a two-run shot to spark the Crimson and White. Senior catcher Chuck Howard followed with a solo home run, which was his second of the season.
The Aggies added another run in seventh to post a 16-13 advantage when Aguayo scored after hitting a leadoff double.
The Bears bounced back with three runs to even the score at 16-16 in the top of the eighth. The Aggies reclaimed the lead with three runs in the bottom of the eighth, 19-16.